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Chinese Govt's Intimidation of Other Nations "Undermines" Human Rights Protection

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Jan. 15 2020

Chinese Govt's Intimidation of Other Nations "Undermines" Human Rights Protection Yesterday, HRW released its 2020 world report with a keynote essay focusing on the Chinese government's threats to the global system of protecting human rights. This comes after the author of the essay’s denial of entry to Hong Kong to release the report and the Taiwanese re-election of a pro-democracy candidate.

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Saudi Arabia: Unrelenting Repression

Positive Reforms for Women Tainted by Ongoing Arrests of Activists, Dissidents

(Beirut) – Saudi authorities carried out sweeping campaign of repression against independent dissidents and activists, including two waves of mass arrestsin 2019, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2020 
 
The arrests and harassment coincided with the most significant advancements for Saudi women in recent years, including removing travel restrictions for women 21 and over and granting women more control over civil status issues. 
 
Reforms for Saudi women do not whitewash the rampant harassment and detention of Saudi activists and intellectuals, including women’s rights activists, who simply expressed their views publicly or privately,” said Michael Page, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “If Saudi Arabia has any hope of rehabilitating its tattered image, the authorities should immediately release everyone they’ve locked away merely for their peaceful criticism.” 
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